I shared a political video on my personal Facebook account this week.

I’m still not sure why I ever do that.

It’s not that I don’t want to express my views; it’s that Facebook isn’t the best forum.

I’m a big fan of having actual conversations.

Like, with people. Face to face. In the same room.

It’s always such a big time-suck to post anything politically controversial. And that’s without even responding to the comments (I stopped doing that years ago – no Facebook debates for me, thanks). But it’s even worse with politics, because when I see the name of my friend who commented, I automatically know if they were for or against the video before I read their comment, depending on which side of the political fence they fall on.

Everyone wants to read and watch things that back up what they already believe.

People are always going to believe what they want to believe. You can’t change that.

You can only have intelligent conversations. In person.

Facebook debates won’t help anyone.

Learn from my mistakes. And read these awesome articles…

If you missed this post, please go read it! I feel like it could help so many people:

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What have you been reading this week?